CORDOBA 23-T SOLID OVANGKOL TOP TENOR

£199.00

Number of Strings 4
Back Binding Composite
Target Instrument Weight 1 lb / .45 kg
Waist Width 135 (5 1/4″)
Middle Pickup None
Pickup Type N / A
Electronics Vendor & Model N / A
Tuning Machine Buttons Black Plastic Oval
Tuning Machine Ratio 14:1
Nut String Spacing 30mm
psid 16
Headplate Ovangkol
Frets to Body 14
Scale Length (Ukulele) 432mm (17″)
Neck Joint Dowel Joint
Back Purfling Inlay Pattern & Dimensions N / A
Headstock Logo Cordoba Logo – Silver MOP Decal
Side Purfling Inlay Pattern & Dimensions N / A
pcid 3
Master Carton Dimensions 72 x 69 x 44 (cm)
Top Purfling Pattern & Dimensions N / A
Individual Carton Dimensions 70 x 27 x 10 (cm)
Item Number 03870
Construction Solid Top
Body Size Tenor
Body Top Solid Ovangkol
Top Bracing Pattern Fan
Soundhole Diameter 62mm (2 1/2″)
Rosette Abalone
Top Binding Composite
Side Purfling Inlay N / A
Back and Sides Wood Ovangkol
Back Purfling Inlay N / A
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape C Shape
Nut Width 38mm (1 1/2″)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 17mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret 20mm
Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Inlays 4mm Dots – Pearloid
Frets Total 18
Color Natural (NAT)
Finish Satin Polyurethane
Bridge Material Pau Ferro
Saddle Material Compensated Bone
Nut Material Bone
Tuning Machines Cordoba Satin Nickel with Black Buttons
Electronics N / A
Strings Aquila New Nylgut Tenor 10U
Upper Bout Width 168 (6 5/8″)
Lower Bout Width 217 (8 1/2″)
Body Depth Upper Bout 65mm (2 1/2″)
Body Depth Lower Bout 73mm (2 7/8″)
Body Length 296 (11 5/8″)
Overall Length 660mm (26″)

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Description

We’re delighted to now stock Cordoba Ukuleles. For years I’ve shied away from guitar brands that have gone into ukuleles but Cordoba are a different matter. Cordoba are specialists in nylon stringed instruments and understand how to build instruments that really sing open and clear. This is certainly evident in all the ukuleles we’ve just received.

This is a really cool model featuring Ovangkol (solid top, laminate back and sides.) Ovangkol is a wood being used more and more by luthiers nowadays as, similar to rosewood, it has a really nice balanced mid-response and what I would describe as a slightly darker tone than softwood tops. I think this one would be great for blues and jazz playing, but it can handle anything.  This model features a nice 1.5 inch but width but (the same as Kanile’a ukes) which gives your fingers much more room when fretting chords.

And of course – it looks the part too. The ovangkol has a deep chocolatey brown colour which contrasts nicely with some subtlely lighter top and back binding. I really like that the fretboard is also bound so your fingers don’t feel the frets as they slide up and down the neck.

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